Lake Elsinore: 78 Year Old Man Killed in Head-On Collision on Lake Street Tuesday


On Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at 8:27 p.m., Lake Elsinore Police Officers and CalFire responded to a report of a head-on traffic collision on Lake Street east of Temescal Canyon, Lake Elsinore.

Both drivers were transported to a local area hospital, were one of them, a 78 year-old Lake Elsinore man, succumbed to his injuries.

The Traffic Reconstruction Team of the Lake Elsinore Police Department is conducting a full investigation to determine the cause of the collision. Alcohol is not suspected to be a contributing factor to this collision.

Both directions of Lake Street between Temescal Canyon and Nichols were closed for about four hours during the initial on-scene investigation.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone who may have information about this collision is encouraged to contact Officer Petersen of the Lake Elsinore Police Department at (951) 245-3300.

Press Release Provided By the Riverside County Sheriffs Department

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